The Other Kind of Smart
By Harvey Deutschendorf
This is a very insightful book about how to increase your emotional intelligence in the workplace and in life in general.
Emotional intelligence is commonly regarded as “advanced common sense” and it is a better predictor of success than IQ is. Unlike measuring cognitive abilities, emotional capacities are flexible, adaptable and expandable. We can all become increasingly emotionally intelligent.
When an individual is emotionally intelligent, she can handle conflicts better, become in tune with his/her emotions, build health relationships, cope with stress and cultivate optimism. In other words, emotionally intelligent people can become happy fulfilled individuals who one is glad to work with and spend time beside.
Emotional intelligence used to be considered a side issue. But people are now regarding it as an important aspect of personal well-being and a good criteria for hiring as it should be.
I loved this book from beginning to end. I will be using it as a backdrop to my ongoing research on EI.
Havey Deutschendorf is an emotional intelligence coach who has worked in the field of EI for more than 10 years and is a certified administrator of the BarOn EQi, the first scientifically valid test for emotional intelligence approved by the American Psychological Association. He lives in Alberta, Canada. (From book cover)
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth